Columbia Journalism School

Journalism Awards

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism administers many of the world’s most prestigious professional awards that uphold standards of excellence in the media—a tradition that school founder Joseph Pulitzer began over a century ago.
 

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The Pulitzer Prizes are the highest honor in the United States for print journalism, literary achievements and musical composition. Prizes are awarded annually in twenty-one categories.
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The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards honor excellence in broadcast and digital journalism produced for audiences in the United States by local stations, independent producers, networks and cable systems.
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The Maria Moors Cabot Prizes are awarded to three or four journalists reporting in the Western Hemisphere who have contributed to inter-American understanding through a sustained and distinguished body of work.
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The Chancellor Award honors the legacy of the late John Chancellor, the pioneering television correspondent and longtime anchor for NBC News.
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The Lukas Prize Project Awards recognize excellence in nonfiction that exemplifies the literary grace and commitment to serious research and social concern that characterized the work of the awards’ namesake, J. Anthony Lukas.
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The John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism is given to the author of an article or series in a U.S. publication that makes an exceptional contribution to the public’s understanding of environmental issues.
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The Mike Berger Award honors enterprising reporting in the tradition of Meyer “Mike” Berger, who set the standard for thought-provoking human-interest reporting about the lives of ordinary people.
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The Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award honors the New York Herald Tribune reporter, and recognizes outstanding achievements in reporting on racial or religious hatred, intolerance or discrimination in the United States.
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The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma honor the most sensitive, thoughtful and ethical journalism on violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events.
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